List of Ariane launches (1990–99)

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This is a list of launches performed by Ariane carrier rockets between 1990 and 1999. The Ariane 4 was in service throughout this period, and conducted most launches, with the Ariane 5 making its first four flights in the second half of the decade.

Date (GMT) Variant Configuration Serial No Payload Orbit Outcome Remarks
22 January 1990, 01:35[1] Ariane 4 40 V-35/408 SPOT-2
Uosat-3/Oscar 14
UoSAT-4/Oscar 15
Oscar 16
Oscar 17
Oscar 18
Oscar 19
SSO Successful
22 February 1990, 23:17[2] Ariane 4 44L V-36/407 Superbird-B
BS-2X
GTO (planned) Failure Exploded due to blocked water line
24 July 1990, 22:25[2] Ariane 4 44L V-37/409 TDF-2
DFS-2
GTO Successful
30 August 1990, 22:46[3] Ariane 4 44LP V-38/410 Skynet 4C
Eutelsat 2F1
GTO Successful
12 October 1990, 22:58[2] Ariane 4 44L V-39/411 SBS-6
Galaxy-6
GTO Successful
20 November 1990, 23:11[4] Ariane 4 42P V-40/412 Satcom C1
GStar-4
GTO Successful
15 January 1991, 23:10[2] Ariane 4 44L V-41/413 Italsat-1
Eutelsat 2F2
GTO Successful
2 March 1991, 23:36[3] Ariane 4 44LP V-42/414 Astra 1B
Meteosat 5
GTO Successful
4 April 1991, 23:33[5] Ariane 4 44P V-43/415 Anik E2 GTO Successful
17 July 1991, 01:46[1] Ariane 4 40 V-44/416 ERS-1
Oscar 22
Orbcomm-X
Tubsat-A
SARA
SSO Successful
14 August 1991, 23:15[2] Ariane 4 44L V-45/417 Intelsat 605 GTO Successful
26 September 1991, 23:43[5] Ariane 4 44P V-46/418 Anik E1 GTO Successful
29 October 1991, 23:08[2] Ariane 4 44L V-47/419 Intelsat 6AF1 GTO Successful
16 December 1991, 22:19[2] Ariane 4 44L V-48/420 Telecom 2A
Inmarsat 2F3
GTO Successful
26 February 1992, 23:58[2] Ariane 4 44L V-49/421 Superbird-B1
Arabsat-1C
GTO Successful
15 April 1992, 23:25[2] Ariane 4 44L+ V-50/422 Telecom 2B
Inmarsat-2F4
GTO Successful
9 July 1992, 22:42[2] Ariane 4 44L V-51/423 Insat-2A
Eutelsat 2F4
GTO Successful
10 August 1992, 23:08[4] Ariane 4 42P V-52/424 TOPEX/Poseidon
Oscar 23
S80/T
SSO Successful
10 September 1992, 23:04[3] Ariane 4 44LP+ V-53/425 Hispasat 1A
Satcom C3
GTO Successful
28 October 1992, 00:15[4] Ariane 4 42P+ V-54/426 Galaxy-7 GTO Successful
1 December 1992, 22:48[4] Ariane 4 42P+ V-55/427 Superbird A1 GTO Successful
12 May 1993, 00:56[6][7] Ariane 4 42L V-56/428 Astra 1C
Arsene
GTO Successful Only launch of Ariane 42L
25 June 1993, 00:18[4] Ariane 4 42P+ V-57/430 Galaxy-4 GTO Successful
22 July 1993, 22:58[2] Ariane 4 44L V-58/429 Hispasat 1B
Insat-2B
GTO Successful
26 September 1993, 01:45[1] Ariane 4 40 V-59/431 SPOT-3
Stella
Kitsat-2
Posat-1
Healthsat-2
ITAMsat
Eyesat-1
SSO Successful
22 October 1993, 06:46[3] Ariane 4 44LP V-60/432 Intelsat 701 GTO Successful
20 November 1993, 01:17[3] Ariane 4 44LP V-61/433 Solidaridad 1
Meteosat 6
GTO Successful
18 December 1993, 01:27[2] Ariane 4 44L V-62/434 DBS-1
Thaicom-1
GTO Successful
24 January 1994, 21:37[3] Ariane 4 44LP V-63/435 Eutelsat 2F5
Turksat 1A
GTO (planned) Failure Third stage turbopump malfunction
17 June 1994, 07:07[3] Ariane 4 44LP V-64/436 Intelsat 702
STRV 1A & 1B
GTO Successful
8 July 1994, 23:05[2] Ariane 4 44L V-65/437 Panamsat-2
Yuri-3N
GTO Successful
10 August 1994, 23:05[3] Ariane 4 44LP V-66/438 Brasilsat B1
Turksat 1B
GTO Successful
9 September 1994, 00:29[7][8] Ariane 4 42L+ V-67/439 Telstar 402 GTO Successful Only launch of Ariane 42L+
8 October 1994, 01:07[2] Ariane 4 44L V-68/440 Solidaridad-2
Thaicom-2
GTO Successful
1 November 1994, 00:37[4] Ariane 4 42P V-69/441 Astra 1D GTO Successful
1 December 1994, 22:57[4] Ariane 4 42P V-70/442 Panamsat-3 GTO Failure Third stage gas generator malfunction
28 March 1995, 11:19[3] Ariane 4 44LP+ V-71/443 Brasilsat B2
Hot Bird 1
GTO Successful
10 June 1995, 00:24[4] Ariane 4 42P V-72/444 DBS-3 GTO Successful
21 April 1995, 01:44[1] Ariane 4 40+ V-73/445 ERS-2 SSO Successful
17 May 1995, 06:34[3] Ariane 4 44LP V-74/446 Intelsat 706 GTO Successful
7 July 1995, 16:23[1] Ariane 4 40 V-75/447 Helios 1A
CERISE
LBSAT-1
SSO Successful
3 August 1995, 22:58[7][9] Ariane 4 42L-3 V-76/448 PanAmSat-4 GTO Successful Maiden flight of Ariane 42L-3
29 August 1995, 06:41[5] Ariane 4 44P V-77/449 N-Star A GTO Successful
24 September 1995, 00:06[7][9] Ariane 4 42L-3 V-78/450 Telstar 402R GTO Successful
19 October 1995, 00:28[7][9] Ariane 4 42L-3 V-79/451 Astra 1E GTO Successful
17 November 1995, 01:20[5] Ariane 4 44P V-80/452 ISO HEO Successful
6 December 1995, 23:23[2] Ariane 4 44L V-81/453 Telecom 2C
Insat 2C
GTO Successful
12 January 1996, 23:10[2] Ariane 4 44L V-82/454 Panamsat-3R
Measat-1
GTO Successful
5 February 1996, 07:19[5] Ariane 4 44P V-83/455 N-Star B GTO Successful
14 March 1996, 07:11[3] Ariane 4 44LP V-84/456 Intelsat 707 GTO Successful
20 April 1996, 22:36[4] Ariane 4 42P V-85/457 M-SAT-1 GTO Successful
16 May 1996, 01:56[2] Ariane 4 44L V-86/458 Palapa C2
AMOS-1
GTO Successful
4 June 1996, 12:34[10] Ariane 5 G V-88/501 Cluster FM-1
Cluster FM-2
Cluster FM-3
Cluster FM-4
HEO (Planned) Failure Maiden flight of Ariane 5, guidance system failed due to programming error, destroyed by range safety
15 June 1996, 06:55[5] Ariane 4 44P V-87/459 Intelsat 709 GTO Successful
9 July 1996, 22:24[2] Ariane 4 44L V-89/460 Arabsat-2A
Turksat 1C
GTO Successful
8 August 1996, 22:49[2] Ariane 4 44L V-90/461 Italsat F2
Telecom 2D
GTO Successful
11 September 1996, 00:00[4] Ariane 4 42P V-91/462 Echostar-2 GTO Successful
13 November 1996, 22:40[2] Ariane 4 44L V-92/463 Arabsat-2B
Measat-2
GTO Successful
30 January 1997, 22:04[2] Ariane 4 44L V-93/465 GE-2
Nahuel 1A
GTO Successful
1 March 1997, 01:07[5] Ariane 4 44P V-94/464 Intelsat 801 GTO Successful
16 April 1997, 23:08[3] Ariane 4 44LP V-95/467 Thaicom 3
BSAT 1a
GTO Successful
3 June 1997, 23:20[2] Ariane 4 44L V-97/468 Inmarsat 3F4
Insat 2D
GTO Successful
25 June 1997, 23:44[5] Ariane 4 44P V-96/466 Intelsat 802 GTO Successful
8 August 1997, 06:46[5] Ariane 4 44P V-98/469 Panamsat-6 GTO Successful
2 September 1997, 22:21[3] Ariane 4 44LP V-99/470 Hot Bird 3
Meteosat 7
GTO Successful
23 September 1997, 23:58[7][9] Ariane 4 42L-3 V-100/471 Intelsat 803 GTO Successful
30 October 1997, 13:43[10] Ariane 5 G V-101/502 Maqsat-H/TEAMSAT
Maqsat-B
YES
GTO Partial Failure Underperformed, placed satellites in lower orbit than planned
12 November 1997, 21:48[2] Ariane 4 44L V-102/472 Sirius-2
Cakrawarta-1
GTO Successful
2 December 1997, 22:52[5] Ariane 4 44P V-103/473 JCSAT-5
Equator-S
GTO Successful
22 December 1997, 00:16[7][9] Ariane 4 42L-3 V-104/474 Intelsat 804 GTO Successful
4 February 1998, 23:29[3] Ariane 4 44LP V-105/475 Brasilsat B3
Inmarsat 3F5
GTO Successful
27 February 1998, 22:38[4] Ariane 4 42P V-106/476 Hot Bird 4 GTO Successful
24 March 1998, 01:46[1] Ariane 4 40 V-107/477 SPOT-4 SSO Successful
28 April 1998, 22:53[5] Ariane 4 44P V-108/478 Nilesat-1
BSAT-1B
GTO Successful
25 August 1998, 23:07[5] Ariane 4 44P V-109/479 ST-1 GTO Successful
16 September 1998, 06:31[3] Ariane 4 44LP V-110/480 Panamsat 7 GTO Successful
5 October 1998, 22:51[2] Ariane 4 44L V-111/481 Eutelsat W2
Sirius-3
GTO Successful
21 October 1998, 16:37[10] Ariane 5 G V-112/503 Maqsat-3/ARD GTO Successful ARD deployed on suborbital trajectory
28 October 1998, 22:15[2] Ariane 4 44L V-113/482 Afristar
GE-5
GTO Successful
6 December 1998, 00:43[7][9] Ariane 4 42L-3 V-114/483 Satmex 5 GTO Successful
22 December 1998, 01:08[7] Ariane 4 42L-3 V-115/484 PanAmSat-6B GTO Successful
26 February 1999, 22:44[2] Ariane 4 44L V-116/485 Arabsat-3A
Skynet 4E
GTO Successful
2 April 1999, 22:03[4] Ariane 4 42P V-117/486 Insat-2E GTO Successful
12 August 1999, 22:52[4] Ariane 4 42P V-118/487 Telekom-1 GTO Successful
4 September 1999, 22:34[4] Ariane 4 42P V-120/488 Koreasat-3 GTO Successful
25 September 1999, 06:29[3] Ariane 4 44LP V-121/489 Telstar 7 GTO Successful
19 October 1999, 06:22[3] Ariane 4 44LP V-122/490 Orion 2 GTO Successful
13 November 1999, 22:54[3] Ariane 4 44LP V-123/491 GE-4 GTO Successful
3 December 1999, 16:22[1] Ariane 4 40 V-124/492 Helios 1B
Clemintine
SSO Successful
10 December 1999, 14:32[10] Ariane 5 G V-119/504 XMM-Newton HEO Successful
22 December 1999, 00:50[2] Ariane 4 44L-3 V-125/493 Galaxy-11 GTO Successful

References[edit]

  • McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  • McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  • Wade, Mark. "Ariane". Encyclopedia Astronautica.